It/280 Final Project

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Computer Maintenance and
Training Manual

Table of Contents
Computer Safety3
Environmental Concerns3
Power Protection4
Dust, Static, and Heat issues 5
Downloading Unauthorized Software7

Maintenance and cleaning9
Mouse6 Internal hardware installation9
Power Supply6
Hard Drives6

Basic principles for supporting I/O devices9
I/O Device 19
I/O Device 26
I/O Device 36

Multimedia and Mass Storage Devices9
Installing a Video Card9
Installing a DVD Drive6

Computer Safety

Environmental Concerns:
Electronic equipment and gadgets are on the rise and are also one of the fastest growing waste around the world. It is estimated that American’s dispose of 12 million to 14 million computers each year. Most electronics become obsolete within a time span of 1 to 3 years. Electronic waste contains very dangerous materials such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic, just to name a few. The toxins in electronic waste” can cause cancer, reproductive disorders, endocrine disruption, and many other health problems if this waste stream is not properly managed.” (The E-Waste Crisis Introduction, 2010). Today, we are all becoming more aware of our carbon footprints and are trying to reduce them. It is important that we follow all the proper procedure when disposing of electronic waste. One of the most popular methods is recycling all computer parts. Most computer hardware can be reused in some way. These companies will pick up any obsolete computers and other hardware that needs to be disposed of. These companies are regulated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency. By recycling and reusing electronic waste the amount of hazardous materials released in the environment is reduced. Also by recycling and reusing electronic material it will reduce the quantities being put in…...

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